Our shakers from Ghana are made by a talented group of artisans based in the Upper East Region, under the Burkina Fasso border. This group of fiercely talented artisans have made our Ghanaian Baskets for a long time before also developing our Musical Shakers with us. The baskets and shakers are made with indigenous veta vera which grows abundantly in this hot, dry area. This raw material is strong and is ideal for weaving structured baskets as well as our musical shakers which are instantly recognisable as Ghanaian. The area these shakers come from is known globally as the weaving capital of Ghana.
Co-Founder, Bee, and Agana outside the Larabanga Mosque
The co-operative we have partnered with is led by Agana who works very close with the weavers. Agana lives with his extended family and like most local people started school very late and has found it hard to make a living. At 15 he learnt how to weave to support his family. Weaving is now his main source of income and he is so happy to now be able to support other weavers as well.
Made from entirely natural materials, these shakers are finished with a gourd cap and filled with Boabab seeds for a satisfying and soothing shaker sound. They make wonderful and authentic additions for anything from professional music creation to light-hearted fun. Our shakers are available in 2 sizes and come in a range of mixed colours or natural.
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